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Thursday 19th July 2018

Royal wedding: the true significance of Meghan Markle's tiara

It has long been part of the royal collection

The tiara that Meghan Markle wore for her wedding to Prince Harry is Queen Mary's diamond bandeau tiara.

Kensington Palace revealed the Filigree tiara, made in 1932, was lent to the bride by The Queen.

The breathtaking headpiece, that features a large stone in the centre, has long been a part of the royal collection.

Meghan's tiara belonged to Queen Mary (Photo by Jonathan Brady - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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The tiara was perfectly suited to Meghan's stunning Givenchy gown.

The dress was designed by British designer Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy.

The gown features a open bateau neckline, long sleeves and a gorgeous train.

Meghan chose to work with Clare for her "timeless and elegant aesthetic, impeccable tailoring and relaxed demeanor."

It's said the bride wanted to "highlight the success of a leading British talent."

The dress is achieved by using "six meticulously placed seams" and the focus is the "open bateau neckline."

Meghan's dress was designed by Givenchy (Photo by Andrew Matthews - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The fabric is a double bonded silk cady.

The veil is five meters long and made from silk tulle with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers in silk threads and organza.

Meanwhile, Harry wore the frockcoat uniform of the Blues and Royals.

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As for the couple's wedding rings, Kensington Palace has released details of Meghan's wedding ring, which has been created from a piece of Welsh gold.

Prince Harry's band is platinum, with a textured finish. It's a break in tradition, as not many male royals choose to wear a ring.

They were created by Cleave and Company.

The couple's rings. (Credit: ITV)

The ceremony concluded just after 1pm.

As the couple made their way out of the chapel, they stopped on the steps and shared a kiss.

As Harry leaned in for a smooch, the crowd erupted into cheers.

The newlyweds first kiss! (Credit: ITV)

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The couple are now embarking on a two-mile parade around the town of Windsor.

The route will see the newlyweds tour through Windsor’s historical streets, allowing the public to catch a glimpse at the couple and share the special day with them.

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